Heart Institute scientist awarded $2.9M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for clinical leaders training on stroke

January 19, 2023

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has named Jodi Edwards, PhD, of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) a recipient of its Clinical Trials Training Platforms program.

The scientist has been awarded $2.9M in funding for the STROKECOG (STROKE and COGnition) Training Platform.

About the project

Although stroke affects Canadians of every age, sex, and ethnicity from all over Canada, most stroke clinical trials are conducted in major centres with limited participation from the highest-risk populations or those with the most severe deficits. To address this gap, the STROKECOG platform will bring together doctors, scientists, and companies to transform stroke training in Canada to create a new generation of clinical trial leaders that will better serve the diverse needs of Canadians living with the effects of a stroke.

This pan-Canadian platform, led by Jodi Edwards, will bring together experts from institutions across the country, including co-leads: Bijoy Menon from the University of Calgary (Alberta), Catherine Mercier from the Université Laval (Québec), Nishita Singh from the University of Manitoba, Brodie Sakakibara from the University of British Columbia, and Richard Swartz from the Sunnybrook Research Institute/University of Toronto (Ontario).

Congratulations to Jodi Edwards and team!

For more information, read the CIHR press release.

Media contact

Sitraka Raoelimanohisoa
Coordinator, Communications
University of Ottawa Heart Institute